Private citizen commits $25 million for Giant Magellan Telescope


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Private citizen has just donated $25 million for the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope.

This is how it used to be done all the time: All the early giant telescopes built in the United States before World War II were financed by individuals or private foundations, with no or little government investment.

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3 comments

  • brilliant! you know that is a great point you’re right! i wonder what it is about super rich people today there arent as many super rich space nuts maybe

  • LINO

    Sometimes, all you have to do is ask them.
    You just to have to hope that your cause is high enough on their list of priorities.

  • yes i’m saving up a for a nice suit and working on my powerpoint presentation hehe . i wonder if in the past there were individuals with a higher personal to global wealth ratio then there are now or maybe vice versa

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